Onwards! I was in a hurry- that’s why I left South Florida when I did. I needed to get to Maryland by the 18th, to meet Angela for her friend(couch 45)’s birthday. So, I stopped off at Couch 37 and hung out with the Ground Industries guys. They’re a blast to be around. They wanted to know how to get to the 1st page of Google. Right now they are on the 3rd or 4th page… if you’re not on the 1st, you don’t exist. These guys have THE most innovative designs in Mountain Boarding (Dirt Boarding) in the world, and they’re not the 1st page. So, I gave them many ideas, to the point of Matt (there were 2 Matts sitting there) interrupts me to say “Dude! You’re a fucking genius!” – modesty is not my strongest suit… “I know.. thanks.” Very non-chalantly. I am intelligent, with a very interesting thought-process..i.e. I remember things based on keywords. You say “Nun” and I can remember the nun-joke I haven’t told since 3rd grade. You say Cow, I think of a cow joke. That’s why my jokes are considered funny (by some) ’cause they are usually relevant to the conversation at hand. In this case, it wasn’t jokes, but rather marketing, internet marketing, search engine optimization, and that sort of stuff.
I’ve been listening to 100’s of hours of audio books on my journey. I do not have a college degree… I’ve left a few schools because I got tired of teaching what I knew, and not having teachers that had knowledge I wanted. I left the University of Florida (supposed to be hard to get into), and the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Anyways– so.. yeah.. no college degree, but I probably have enough information to pass a Master’s program at some fancy college. My brother on the other hand has 3 Ivy League degrees… go figure, right? So… my skill is taking all this information, breaking it down by categories, and reassembling and modifying it to fit my clients’ needs.
If you’d like to generate more business, contact me, and for a nominal fee, I can give you some advice that will definitely send your business skyrocketing. After our Mexican dinner, it was time to hit North Carolina. The drive to Ashville is only 1.5 hours long, and is usually gorgeous, lined with rolling hills, and then mountains. The only thing is, this time it was getting dark, so I only had my headlights’ view of the road and scenery. I made it, and met up with Miah, another kindred spirit whom I met when I 1st pulled into Asheville. We were the only 2 people at a lesbian hippy coffee shop, and it turns out that he is also a couch surfer, who has couch surfed in Latin America, and traveled the USA by motorcycle! This time, we just met for a drink, chatted, told jokes, and went to his cabin in Fairview.
Fairview is gorgeous! Lots of trees and mountains. The road to Miah’s cabin was a bit of an advanced drive… my car felt like it was fishtailing up every other turn. It felt like I was driving up a snake that wrapped itself around the neck of it’s pray, and has constricted tightly for the kill. Miah lives in a private area that only has 56 residents, at the top of this mountain. It’s a huge area, and apparently, he has ancestry that’s been in that area for a while. His cabin is 2 stories tall, and made of wood. His porch has a few kind of swings, and some rock-climber’s equipment for improving your grip and muscles. Miah has over 10 years of rock-climbing experience, and can do pull-ups with his finges. It is quite impressive! The sky was clear, so we walked over to the lake, sat on the dock, and watched shooting stars race through the sky.
I didn’t have much to wish for… all my dreams have been coming true as it is, and I love my life right now. The peace and quiet were overwhelming. You could hear your thoughts with no interruption. No AC kicking on, no traffic going by… Just silence. The trees weren’t even moving. We went back to the cabin. I taught Miah a few things about improving his images on his computer, while I worked on my site. I stayed working, and Miah went to sleep. The next day, we would rock-climb.